REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Corona (1974-82), Crown, Cressida
- Perform the Brake Drum Removal procedure as previously detailed.
- Unhook the shoe tension springs from the shoes with the aid of a brake spring removing tool.
- Remove the brake shoe securing springs.
- Disconnect the parking brake cable at the parking brake shoe lever.
- Withdraw the shoes, complete with the parking brake shoe lever.
- Unfasten the C-clip and remove the adjuster assembly from the shoes.
- Inspect the shoes for wear and scoring. Have the linings replaced if their thickness is less than 1mm (1.5mm on the Crown).
- Check the tension springs to see if they are weak, distorted or rusted.
- Inspect the teeth on the automatic adjuster wheel for chipping or other damage.
Grease the point of the shoe which slides against the backing plate. Do not get grease on the linings.
- Attach the parking brake shoe lever and the automatic adjuster lever to the rear side of the shoe.
- Fasten the parking brake cable to the lever on the brake shoe.
- Install the automatic adjuster and fit the tension spring on the adjuster lever.
- Install the securing spring on the rear shoe, then install the securing spring on the front shoe.
The tension spring should be installed on the anchor, before performing Step 13.
- Hook one end of the tension spring over the rear shoe with the tool used during removal. Hook the other end over the front shoe.
- Test the automatic adjuster by operating the parking brake shoe lever.
- Install the drum and adjust the brakes as previously detailed.
- Remove the rear brake drum by performing the procedure previously detailed.
- Remove the tension springs from the trailing (rear) shoe with the aid of a brake return spring removal tool.
- Press down on the brake adjuster ratchet and move the shoe adjusting lever forward, to the center of the drum.
- Remove the securing spring and remove the leading (front) shoe with the tension spring attached.
- Disconnect the trailing shoe from the parking brake cable and remove the shoe retaining spring. Withdraw the shoe.
- Inspect all of the parts removed for wear or damage. Check the lining thickness. It should be no less than 1.5mm. If it is less than this have the brakes relined.
- Install the adjusting lever and ratchet on to the leading shoe. Attach the parking brake cable to the trailing shoe.
Use a new retaining clip.
- Apply non-melting lubricant to the shoe parts which contact other components of the brake.
- Install the parking brake strut on the trailing shoe with its retaining spring.
- Attach the parking brake cable to the lever.
- Fasten the trailing shoe with its security spring.
- Push the adjusting lever toward the center of the brake and install it with the tension spring. Fasten the shoe retaining spring.
The longer hook of the tension spring attaches to the leading shoe.
- Push the adjusting ratchet downward, while returning the lever, so that it contacts the rim of the shoe.
- Install the retaining spring.
- Attach the tension spring to the shoes with the tool used during removal. Install the brake drum.